'Lugar pequeno' is a stone house located in a place of privilege in the small galician hamlet of Golmar, at the head of an untouched valley some 200m above sea level. The house, with all comforts, is the second home of its owners. It fusions tradition, family heirlooms and a touch of modern style. From all rooms and garden, it enjoys a clean, extensive and impressive view over a green valley, forest, cliffs, sea and some 80Km of virgin Atlantic coast.
The hamlet is located within a EU natural area of Community Interest due to its ecosystem. You will enjoy complete tranquility, being only at 4 Km distance to the fishing village of Cedeira, with shops, all facilities, a nice beach and seaport, and very good tapas restaurants.
You will enjoy some of the best sandy virgin beaches in Spain or hiking from the house through tracks to the cliffs or the lighthouse. Other activities, like surfing, horse riding, kayak or a boat tour close to the cliffs are available in the area.
Beach and activities: You will enjoy of white sandy, clean and unspoiled beaches. You can choose among beaches with extensive dunes and wonderful views (Vilarube), calm water (A Magdalena) or high waves (Pantin, Baleo) , birdwatching or kite-surfing(Frouxeira), etc. Sonreiro is the beach closer to the house, in a small cove close to the castle of 'La Concepción'.
On September, “Pantin classic” is one of the qualifying series in the world surfing championship.
Last weekend of June local ranchers gather hundreds of wild horses living free in Capelada mountains (12Km away), in order to haircut their mains and tails, dworming horses, branding of foals born during springtime and buying and saling foals. A small fair and lunch accompanies these activities.
Hiking, surfing, horse riding, kayak or boat tours are some of the activities to do in the area.
Excursions : In addition to the nice place of the house and its surroundings, other interesting spots to visit (within less than one-hour drive) are towards East Ortigueira, Estaca de Bares Cape, O Barqueiro and Viveiro or, towards West, the Natural Park Fragas do Eume, the village of Pontedeume or St. Felipe casttle in Ferrol.
The towns of A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela, are also excellent options for a day excursion (at 75 and 90 min-drive). Santiago is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, declared UNESCO world heritage. Its medieval centre with the impressive cathedral (tomb of the appostle St. Jacks) has been the destiny of pilgrimage for centuries. A Coruña, the financial centre of Galicia, is a lively and nice city with a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and shopping possibilities. Inland, the town of Lugo (100 min.) is completely surrounded by an impressive Roman wall (of some 2 Km) and it has a charming old part with a XII century cathedral.
How to get to: Cheap flights to the airports of Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) or La Coruna (LCG) are often available from London, Paris, Dublin, Germany, Austria, Switzerland or Portugal, and a number of spanish towns. Low cost airlines as Click-Air, Ryan Air, Air Berlin, Air Lingus, Easyjet or Vueling fly to these airports, in adition to other airlines (Iberia, TAP, Air Europa, Aerolineas Argentinas, etc.),
The 1.15 hour or 1.30 hour drive from La Coruña or Santiago airports is a pleasure in itself.
Be aware when using maps of GPS navigator that the hamlet of 'Golmar' appears as 'Golma' withouht the last 'r'